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Hello Seiko lovers,

I have a 009J I purchased new in 2013. It doesn't see a lot of wrist time but it's still one of my favorites and always will be. When I bring it out of the closet and use it for a few weeks, it keeps very good time.....something like -2 to -3 spd. I've never had it serviced. Does it make sense to send in for service since I've had it for 7 years now? I appreciate any and all feedback.
 

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Not necessary imo while it's running those numbers. I've had watches that have run similarly to your 009 for 10+ years without a service. The modern watch lubricants are very good.

If it ain't broke don't fix it but at the end of the day the choice is yours.
 

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Not necessary imo while it's running those numbers. I've had watches that have run similarly to your 009 for 10+ years without a service. The modern watch lubricants are very good.

If it ain't broke don't fix it but at the end of the day the choice is yours.
Thanks for your response. That's one school of thought and I tend to agree with you. I'd be interested in hearing some other opinions as well.
 

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Really have to agree with Steve, and what he said Rob. 🙂

The watch sounds pretty accurate really, and there is really
nothing wrong with it seems. So to me it doesn't seem to
need a service. However, as Steve said, it's up to you at the
end of the day.
 

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Really have to agree with Steve, and what he said Rob. 🙂

The watch sounds pretty accurate really, and there is really
nothing wrong with it seems. So to me it doesn't seem to
need a service. However, as Steve said, it's up to you at the
end of the day.
Thanks Tom!

What would trigger the need for a service? Losing or gaining too much time?
 

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Don’t mention it Rob. 🙂

By the way, still have not had one of my watches serviced to
tell you the truth. Mostly because up until not that long ago,
most of my watches were quartz. But have been adding more,
and more automatics in recent years. Along with a few vintage
mechanical watches.

However, losing, or gaining too much time sounds like it
would a good sign that a service might be needed. (y)
 

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Don’t mention it Rob. 🙂

By the way, still have not had one of my watches serviced to
tell you the truth. Mostly because up until not that long ago,
most of my watches were quartz. But have been adding more,
and more automatics in recent years. Along with a few vintage
mechanical watches.

However, losing, or gaining too much time sounds like it
would a good sign that a service might be needed. (y)
Thanks again. Most of my watches are quartz/solar and I only have a few automatics/mechanicals, so it's a learning curve for me. I've been a huge fan of very accurate watches all my life but now that I'm retired and keeping precise time isn't as important as it once was, I find myself much more interested in mechanical watches. I guess you can say I'm finally taking time to appreciate all the engineering that goes into these mechanical wonders!! (y)(y)
 

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Thanks again. Most of my watches are quartz/solar and I only have a few automatics/mechanicals, so it's a learning curve for me. I've been a huge fan of very accurate watches all my life but now that I'm retired and keeping precise time isn't as important as it once was, I find myself much more interested in mechanical watches. I guess you can say I'm finally taking time to appreciate all the engineering that goes into these mechanical wonders!! (y)(y)
My pleasure, and thank YOU for just asking the question Rob. 🙂
It's a learning curve for all of us, and you are always finding out
new things every day within this hobby. I know a lot of people,
including myself are interested in the whole when to service a
watch thing. 😉

So great that you are retired now, and can take your enjoyment
of watches, movements, and everything in between to a new level
now. Hope you really have fun !
 
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